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Pastor Maldonado information & statistics

Pastor Maldonado

Driver statistics:

Races 96
Race Starts 95
Drivers' Titles 0
Victories 1
Poles 1
Podiums 1
Points 75
Fastest Laps 0
Laps 4549

Biography

Pastor Maldonado Biography

 

It is fair to say that fans did not warm to Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado, but underneath the controversies is a driver full of talent.

Pastor Maldonado Williams FW35

Pastor Maldonado Williams FW35 with new brake ducts.

Maldonado broke into the sport in 2011 as Rubens Barrichello’s team-mate at Williams, in a move which raised eyebrows as Maldonado received heavy financial backing from the Venezuelan government.

Also, the racer replaced a highly-rated young driver, Nico Hulkenberg, who didn't have Pastor’s financial luxuries.

A poor start to the season only heaped the pressure on him, and when he collided with Lewis Hamilton in Monaco his driving quality was called into question.

However, Maldonado is the 2009 GP2 champion and an impressive qualifying record proved he had the talent to be on the grid. But poor race results in comparison to his savvy team-mate Barrichello failed to ease the pressure.

Pastor Maldonado wins the 2012 Spanish F1 GP for Williams

Pastor Maldonado wins the 2012 Spanish F1 GP for Williams

Maldonado's and Hamilton’s spat continued in Belgium, when the William’s man deliberately drove into the Brit after qualifying, and earned himself a five-place grid penalty.

Incidentally this is where he picked up his first point after a good performance earned him a 10th placed finish. It would be his only point of the season.

Williams decided to retain Maldonado for the 2012 season and released Barrichello, in a decision which, again, was puzzling.

However, Maldonado showed how good he can in a much quicker car. Despite the car’s obvious improvement, no-one could have predicted his stunning qualifying lap in Spain which helped him to second on the grid.

Pastor Maldonado

Pastor Maldonado

After falling behind Fernando Alonso at the start, the Williams man drove the race of his life to beat the Spaniard and win his first Grands Prix. It was a dominant display that showcased his true speed and potential to the world.

Unfortunately that was as good as it got for the 2012 season as struggled next to new team-mate Bruno Senna. Further points in Japan and Abu Dhabi saw him finish the season in 15th place with 45 points.

2013 was a disastrous season for Williams and a very public fall out meant Maldonado’s exit was inevitable He hoped that a move to Lotus could bring a title challenge, but the team badly built their 2014 and they struggled to score points.

2015 saw Lotus produce a better car, but Maldonado's inconsistency frustrated the team all season.

He finished well behind Grosjean in the end-of-season standings, and he was released at the end of the campaign


Championship Results

Pastor Maldonado F1 Championship Results

Year Team Engine Races 1st 2nd 3rd Podiums Poles Laps Fastest Avg Pts Points
2015 United Kingdom Lotus F1 Mercedes 19 0 0 0 0 0 786 0 1.42 27
2014 United Kingdom Lotus F1 Renault 18 0 0 0 0 0 853 0 0.06 1
2013 United Kingdom Williams Renault 19 0 0 0 0 0 1078 0 0.05 1
2012 United Kingdom Williams Renault 20 1 0 0 1 1 939 0 2.25 45
2011 United Kingdom Williams Cosworth 19 0 0 0 0 0 893 0 0.05 1

Race Results

Pastor Maldonado F1 GP Race Results

Year Race No Team Engine Grid Pos Retired Pts
96 2015 2015 Abu Dhabi F1 GP result 13 Lotus F1 Mercedes 13 Ret Collision by Alonso 0
95 2015 2015 Brazilian F1 GP result 13 Lotus F1 Mercedes 13 10 1
94 2015 2015 Mexican F1 GP result 13 Lotus F1 Mercedes 13 11 0
93 2015 2015 US F1 GP result 13 Lotus F1 Mercedes 12 8 4
92 2015 2015 Russian F1 GP result 13 Lotus F1 Mercedes 14 7 6
91 2015 2015 Japanese F1 GP result 13 Lotus F1 Mercedes 13 8 4
90 2015 2015 Singapore F1 GP result 13 Lotus F1 Mercedes 18 12 0
89 2015 2015 Italian F1 GP result 13 Lotus F1 Mercedes 10 Ret broken chassis 0
88 2015 2015 Belgian F1 GP result 13 Lotus F1 Mercedes 7 Ret technical 0
87 2015 2015 Hungarian F1 GP result 13 Lotus F1 Mercedes 14 14 0
86 2015 2015 British F1 GP result 13 Lotus F1 Mercedes 14 Ret crashed 0
85 2015 2015 Austrian F1 GP result 13 Lotus F1 Mercedes 10 7 6
84 2015 2015 Canadian F1 GP result 13 Lotus F1 Mercedes 6 7 6
83 2015 2015 Monaco F1 GP result 13 Lotus F1 Mercedes 8 Ret Technical 0
82 2015 2015 Spanish F1 GP result 13 Lotus F1 Mercedes 19 Ret Crash damage 0
81 2015 2015 Bahrain F1 GP result 13 Lotus F1 Mercedes 16 15 0
80 2015 2015 Chinese F1 GP result 13 Lotus F1 Mercedes 11 Ret brakes 0
79 2015 2015 Malaysian F1 GP result 13 Lotus F1 Mercedes 12 Ret technical 0
78 2015 2015 Australian F1 GP result 13 Lotus F1 Mercedes 10 Ret Crash 0
77 2014 2014 Abu Dhabi F1 GP result 13 Lotus F1 Renault 15 Ret engine failure 0
76 2014 2014 Brazilian F1 GP result 13 Lotus F1 Renault 16 12 0
75 2014 2014 United States F1 GP result 13 Lotus F1 Renault 10 9 1
74 2014 2014 Russian F1 GP result 13 Lotus F1 Renault 20 18 0
73 2014 2014 Japanese F1 GP result 13 Lotus F1 Renault 17 16 0
72 2014 2014 Singapore F1 GP result 13 Lotus F1 Renault 18 12 0
71 2014 2014 Italian F1 GP result 13 Lotus F1 Renault 17 14 0
70 2014 2014 Belgian F1 GP result 13 Lotus F1 Renault 17 Ret exhaust 0
69 2014 2014 Hungarian F1 GP result 13 Lotus F1 Renault 20 13 0
68 2014 2014 German F1 GP result 13 Lotus F1 Renault 18 12 0
67 2014 2014 British F1 GP result 13 Lotus F1 Renault 20 Ret exhaust 0
66 2014 2014 Austrian F1 GP result 13 Lotus F1 Renault 13 12 0
65 2014 2014 Canadian F1 GP result 13 Lotus F1 Renault 17 Ret Power unit 0
64 2014 2014 Monaco F1 GP result 13 Lotus F1 Renault 15 DNS 0
63 2014 2014 Spanish F1 GP result 13 Lotus F1 Renault 22 15 0
62 2014 2014 Chinese F1 GP result 13 Lotus F1 Renault 22 14 0
61 2014 2014 Bahrain F1 GP result 13 Lotus F1 Renault 17 14 0
60 2014 2014 Malaysian F1 GP result 13 Lotus F1 Renault 17 Ret Power unit 0
59 2014 2014 Australian F1 GP result 13 Lotus F1 Renault 21 Ret ERS 0
58 2013 2013 Brazilian F1 GP result 16 Williams Renault 16 16 0
57 2013 2013 United States F1 GP result 16 Williams Renault 17 17 0
56 2013 2013 Abu Dhabi F1 GP result 16 Williams Renault 14 11 0
55 2013 2013 Indian F1 GP result 16 Williams Renault 18 12 0
54 2013 2013 Japanese F1 GP result 16 Williams Renault 15 16 0
53 2013 2013 Korean F1 GP result 16 Williams Renault 18 13 0
52 2013 2013 Singapore F1 GP result 16 Williams Renault 18 11 0
51 2013 2013 Italian F1 GP result 16 Williams Renault 14 14 0
50 2013 2013 Belgian F1 GP result 16 Williams Renault 17 17 0
49 2013 2013 Hungarian F1 GP result 16 Williams Renault 15 10 1
48 2013 2013 German F1 GP result 16 Williams Renault 18 15 0
47 2013 2013 British F1 GP result 16 Williams Renault 15 11 0
46 2013 2013 Canadian F1 GP result 16 Williams Renault 13 16 0
45 2013 2013 Monaco F1 GP result 16 Williams Renault 16 Ret collision 0
44 2013 2013 Spanish F1 GP result 16 Williams Renault 17 14 0
43 2013 2013 Bahrain F1 GP result 16 Williams Renault 17 11 0
42 2013 2013 Chinese F1 GP result 16 Williams Renault 14 14 0
41 2013 2013 Australian F1 GP result 16 Williams Renault 17 Ret Spun off 0
40 2013 2013 Malaysian F1 GP result 16 Williams Renault 16 Ret KERS 0
39 2012 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix result 18 Williams Renault 16 Ret Collision 0
38 2012 2012 United States Grand Prix result 18 Williams Renault 9 9 2
37 2012 2012 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix result 18 Williams Renault 3 5 10
36 2012 2012 Indian Grand Prix result 18 Williams Renault 9 16 0
35 2012 2012 Korean Grand Prix result 18 Williams Renault 15 14 0
34 2012 2012 Japanese Grand Prix result 18 Williams Renault 12 8 4
33 2012 2012 Singapore Grand Prix result 18 Williams Renault 2 Ret Hydraulics 0
32 2012 2012 Italian Grand Prix result 18 Williams Renault 12 11 0
31 2012 2012 Belgian Grand Prix result 18 Williams Renault 6 Ret Collision 0
30 2012 2012 Hungarian Grand Prix result 18 Williams Renault 8 13 0
29 2012 2012 German Grand Prix result 18 Williams Renault 5 15 0
28 2012 2012 British Grand Prix result 18 Williams Renault 7 16 0
27 2012 2012 European Grand Prix result 18 Williams Renault 3 12 0
26 2012 2012 Canadian Grand Prix result 18 Williams Renault 22 13 0
25 2012 2012 Monaco Grand Prix result 18 Williams Renault 23 Ret Collision 0
24 2012 2012 Spanish Grand Prix result 18 Williams Renault 1 1 25
23 2012 2012 Bahrain Grand Prix result 18 Williams Renault 21 Ret Puncture 0
22 2012 2012 Chinese Grand Prix result 18 Williams Renault 13 8 4
21 2012 2012 Malaysian Grand Prix result 18 Williams Renault 11 19 Engine 0
20 2012 2012 Australian Grand Prix result 18 Williams Renault 8 13 Accident 0
19 2011 2011 Brazilian Grand Prix result 12 Williams Cosworth 18 Ret Spin 0
18 2011 2011 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix result 12 Williams Cosworth 23 14 0
17 2011 2011 Indian Grand Prix result 12 Williams Cosworth 13 Ret Gearbox 0
16 2011 2011 Korean Grand Prix result 12 Williams Cosworth 16 Ret Engine 0
15 2011 2011 Japanese Grand Prix result 12 Williams Cosworth 14 14 0
14 2011 2011 Singapore Grand Prix result 12 Williams Cosworth 13 11 0
13 2011 2011 Italian Grand Prix result 12 Williams Cosworth 14 11 0
12 2011 2011 Belgian Grand Prix result 12 Williams Cosworth 21 10 1
11 2011 2011 Hungarian Grand Prix result 12 Williams Cosworth 17 16 0
10 2011 2011 German Grand Prix result 12 Williams Cosworth 13 14 0
9 2011 2011 British Grand Prix result 12 Williams Cosworth 7 14 0
8 2011 2011 European Grand Prix result 12 Williams Cosworth 15 18 0
7 2011 2011 Canadian Grand Prix result 12 Williams Cosworth 12 Ret Spun off 0
6 2011 2011 Monaco Grand Prix result 12 Williams Cosworth 8 18 0
5 2011 2011 Spanish Grand Prix result 12 Williams Cosworth 9 15 0
4 2011 2011 Turkish Grand Prix result 12 Williams Cosworth 14 17 0
3 2011 2011 Chinese Grand Prix result 12 Williams Cosworth 17 18 0
2 2011 2011 Malaysian Grand Prix result 12 Williams Cosworth 18 Ret Engine 0
1 2011 2011 Australian Grand Prix result 12 Williams Cosworth 15 Ret Transmission 0

Podium Finishes

Pastor Maldonado F1 Podium Finishes

Year Race No Team Engine Grid Pos Retired Pts
1 2012 2012 Spanish Grand Prix result 18 Williams Renault 1 1 25

Pole Positions

Pastor Maldonado F1 Pole Positions

Year Race No Team Engine Grid Pos Retired Pts
1 2012 2012 Spanish Grand Prix result 18 Williams Renault 1 1 25

Teammate Comparison

Pastor Maldonado Teammate Comparison

SeasonTeamTeam MateBest PosPointsWinsPolesPositionQualifying
2011WilliamsRubens Barrichello109140000613910
2012WilliamsBruno Senna1645311010911164
2013WilliamsValtteri Bottas108140000118712
2014Lotus F1Romain Grosjean98180000811613
2015Lotus F1Romain Grosjean7327510000514316


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